Monday, January 22

Hale Irwin Wins 2036 MasterCard Championship

On Sunday Hale Irwin fired a final round 68 to capture the '36 MasterCard Championship by two strokes. It was a Champions Tour-record 73rd title for Irwin and his first win since turning 90, making him the oldest competitor to win a golf tournament -- or anything, for that matter.

“I’ve lost about 10 yards off the tee,” Irwin said. “But my iron game is solid and the putts were dropping from everywhere this week.”

Irwin is also the oldest player to win the U.S. Open. He won his third national title in 1990 at 45, or half his current age.

After sinking his final putt, the jubilant Irwin jogged along the ropes slapping hands with the appreciative gallery. “Winning never gets old,” he said.

The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

lancer said...

Do a detect a little tongue-in-cheek here????

Anonymous said...

90 is only a number. When your born with ability it lasts a life time. I once saw a man dig a hole 50 foot deep with just a spade shovel. He piled the dirt up next to himself and then would walk up the pile to get rid of the dirt. I am sure Hale will figure out a way to continue to excel. It is not as hard as you people think. Contact omaljohn@aol.com